The University of Minnesota is offering a webinar from 1-2 p.m. Dec. 9 to address feed buying and pricing considerations for 2009.

Feed ingredient prices have fluctuated considerably this past year. Small fluctuations in feed prices, especially for corn and soybean meal, can greatly affect overall cost of production.

The webinar will cover the 2009 outlook for feed prices, and strategies for producers to consider for procuring feed ingredients, presented by Mark Schultz of Northstar Commodity.

Interested individuals can access the free program live via the Internet by connecting to the Web site a few minutes before the 1 p.m. start time. An archived copy of the program will also be made available on the Web site a few days after the program airs.

PorkCast online seminars are provided by the University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Pork Board. They are designed to provide management-level information on current issues affecting the pork industry.
Past programs can be downloaded and viewed on the PorkCast Web site.

Questions regarding PorkCast programs or connections can be directed to Mark Whitney, University of Minnesota Extension educator, at or (507) 389-5541.